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    February 21, 2013
    4:30 - 5:00am PST  

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pistorius with the lead detective facing felony charges. he is charged with seven counts of attempted murder foralliedly opening fire on a van of people while drunk in 2011. oscar pistorius is back in court in south africa for the final day of the bail hearing accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp, in his home on valentine's day. oscar pistorius maintains he shot he was shooting an intruder. the prosecution's case began to unravel after several police blunders were revealed. we will have more on the developing story at top of the hour. >> murdered teen will be buried the day her accused killer will be in court. funeral services are held today for the 13-year-old janell conway allen found dead at a popular fairfield park on 151 -- february 1.
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the suspect, am tone lamar jones will be arraign in court and faces kidnapping and raping and murder for her death. if convicted he could get the death penalty. >> a man accused of threatening senator yee did not enter a plea dug the first court appearance. the 45-year-old is accused of e-mail a death threat to the senator because of efforts to tighten gun control laws. investigators searched the house and found three assault weapons and they detonated explosive materials found at the house. >> east bay police are looking for a suspected gunman after he was not in a home they thought he was barricaded him. officers surrounded a house last night in berkeley. when they moved in at 1:00 o'clock a.m. the home was empty. police were looking for a man involved in an early argument
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where a shot was fired. officers found a car connected to the crime and took the suspected gunman's uncle into custody on a warrant. >> police are alerting residents of burglars with ten bay area cities hit by burglaries or home invasion robbers. yesterday an 86-year-old woman scared off a burglar who entered the home. someone rang the doorbell. she got there and no one was there but she heard a noise in the basement. >> she opened the door to the stairwell and the bug hard was standing at the top of the stairs and both were surprised she challenged him and asked what he was doing and he turned ran back down the steps and fled from the house. >> police say ringing the doorbell is part of a ruse, if they answer they offer garden services or a fake story. if no one answers they go to the back of the house and force the entry were the suspect in belmont is described as hispanic man in his 30's, stocky build,
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5' 8". >> this morning, redwood city police are looking for other possible victims in the case of a martial arts instructor charged with child molestation on a nine-year-old boy. he worked at a martial arts academy for 12 years. they are looking for potential witnesses. he is free on bond. >> board of pilot commissioners will hear a report on the investigation of the oil tanker provision with the bay bridge tower. there were new rules approved for big ships in the bay. six weeks ago the "overseas raymar" caused $3 million in damage. tankers can no longer sail in heavy fog when they are headed out of the bay. >> the obama administration is quickly considering urging the united states supreme court to
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overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. dan ashley was the only bay area reporter to talk one-on-one with the president yesterday and raised expectations among opponents when he spoke of equality for gays and lesbians during the inaugural address and asked the president about it. >> being debated or considered in the supreme court next month, what will your administration do? >> well, the solicitor general is still looking at this. i have to make sure i am not interjecting myself too much into the process particularly when we are not party to the case but obviously my personal view which is that same-sex couples should be treated like everyone else. >> the president has until february 24 to file a "friend of 9 court" brief with the entire interview on our website at abc7news.com.
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they touch on lighter topics. >> dan is a golfer and the president play add round with tiger woods and i imagine that came up in conversation. >> the management said he was keeping the day job and tiger was not threatened. >> tiger is not commander in chief, either. >> it is now 4:37. now, the weather forecast. >> mike nicco? >> got a promotion, how about that in spencer and sandy might have something to say. how about for the morning show? maybe? live doppler 7 hd showing nothing around us so i pulled up the radar and you can see from reno scattered snow showers headed to tahoe hanging around for the better part of the morning and the system will slide down to the south and move away so no need to worry if you are leaving a little bit after 6:00 or 7:00 headed that way. back at home, not even any fog to contend with this morning a
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slight chance of frost in our democratist inland valley and it is not so cold as it has been and 37 inland and low-to-mid 40's at 7:00 with total sunshine around the bay and inland or coastal neighborhoods. headed toward lunch everyone is under sun around the mid-50's and headed toward the afternoon hours like yesterday we will see clouds but probably more clouds and thicker than what we had yesterday and that will keep us at 52 at the coast at 4:00 and 58 around the bay and 60 inland and the clouds will fade when the sun sets. the three day forecast, sunny tomorrow and mid-50's at the coast and low 60's elsewhere. mid-50's at the coast on saturday and low 60's but trends going to be to be dry. >> in the bay bridge toll plaza we have a couple of our finest california highway patrol officers to the side with no problems issued.
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we have four of the center right toll lanes blocked for maintenance work until 5:00 this morning. so you may find brief delays. elsewhere, to the dumbarton bridge westbound at center span road work until 5:00, eastbounding in 6:00 a.m. and road work through oakland and south 880 embarcardero until 5:00. kristen and eric? >> a raccoon falls victim to a demorable crime, the officer being made to find the people who left it for dead the. >> a bay area high school coach sues the catholic church and is being punished for doing the right thing. >> ancient chinese army in the bay area
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>> fremont, palo alto and all the bay area this is abc7 news.
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>> a live look from the cameras with the embarcardero and bay bridge. not as cold as yesterday. >> more news, this morning a $1,000 reward being offered to help track down the person who shot a raccoon. gunshot fragments were in its body. it was found alive but unresponsive sunday morning. it was lying against a cushion palm avenue in south san francisco and a veterinarian had to put the raccoon to sleep the 12000 animal the humane society has found shot since december. >> remarkable exhibit showcasing the life and legacy of china's first emperor opens tomorrow at the asian art museum in san francisco. it showcases the famous terra cotta warrior statues. here a preview. >> 8,000 terra cotta warriors have been unearthed but this is the only standing general that
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has been discovered. >> i thought it was interesting looking at faces. they are all different. >> the opening of the exhibit which coincides with the last public appearance before running to china of the counsel general and hopes to strengthen united states and chinese relations and attract more american students to his country. >> how many people from the private sector are enthuse attic about supporting the initiative? >> only a few warriors are visiting the united states, created by artists 2,000 years ago after china's first ever unified the seven warring states and requested a terra cotta army for the after life. there are hundreds of archers but only one with green paint, a military specialist who could, they thought, communicate with the divine. >> a specialists who could
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predict future battle outcome. >> if you went to china to see the dig you have to stand at least 30' away from the figures. here at this rare exhibit you can examine them up close. it is a civilization that was connected to the roman empire bit silk road and now the 1120-piece exhibit is making its last stop at the asian art museum before returning to china. in san francisco for abc7 news. >> the worriers opens on friday and runs through may 27 at the asian art museum in san francisco's civic center mass -- plaza. >> high school football coach who was fired for turning in those that were hazing at high school, was fired and five coaches were put on leave after he reported the incident. four of the coaches were re-instated but he was tired. he says it was retaliation.
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the school says he was dismissed because he had the ultimate responsibility for the players. in the lawsuit, he says the church violated state whistle blower laws. >> this morning we know the name of the man who died after accidentally falling down a a vine at the park in san jose. the 53-year-old man fell at least 100' in rugged terrain. authorities were called after he did not return to the santa clara home. his body was not recovered until monday because of the difficulty trying to reach him. >> seven former san francisco restaurants receive settlements in the largest wage theft settlement ever. according to the city attorney, a pastry in china clown is paying $525,000 in back pages for allegedly forcing employees to work long hours for less than $4 an hour less than half the minimum wage. the city's minimum wage when the case was filed was $9.92 an hour
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and now it is $10.55 an hour. >> the temperatures are not changing a lot from yesterday. >> not too much. we will be close with some tweets here and there and into the weekend. no wild swings in the temperatures or big strong storms coming our way as the storm track is slowly moving off to the east. live doppler 7 hd shows the wet weather gear tucked arm or store ed away or stowed away. that is where we will be through the weekend. temperature-wise in the financial district it is 47. 40 in richard monday and san leandro and santa clara and saratoga at 36 and same with walnut creek and american canyon and pittsburg is 44. from mount tamalpais you can see the breezes are up and the
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temperatures are warmer this morning and looking down on san francisco this morning where it is 45 degrees and oakland is 41 and san jose 40 and 41 at palo alto and 34 in napa. so, today, you can see the low is pulling away and high pressure building, kind of a dirty area of high pressure so we will have a few high clouds roll in and it will be thicker than yesterday. that along with the breeze is what will keep our temperatures about the same as yesterday. now, the storm track all the moisture will stay north and stay east going through places like washington, oregon, idaho, nevada and toward utah and once in a while may slip the sierras like it is this morning. 61 in san jose for a high and santa cruz is warmer at 63 degrees, and along the coast today we are in the mid-to-upper 50's but 56 at millbrae and everyone else in the upper 50's
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to near 60. to the north we have mid-to-upper 50's around daly city and moving through the north bay we have sausalito at 59 but low-to-mid 60's traveling up 101 and a few 60's at your beaches and 59 at hayward and newark and 60 in san leandro and oakland, and the cool spot in the east bay valley is san ramon and everyone else in the low 60's and tonight temperatures are cooler with the winds calming down and we will have forecast back in the north bay and east bay valley, and you per 30's to low 40's around the bay. seven-day outlook shows sunny tomorrow and temperatures like today with more clouds but trending dry, and more sunshine and warmer weather if sunday and unsettled next week with more clouds monday and wednesday and both days are looking mostly dry. have a great day. >> the commute takes you from hayward to foster city, take a live look at the taillights headed westbound and everything is moving at the him with no
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delays to the high-rise and san mateo. daly city before sullivan we have road work until 7:00 this morning and also, road work, to northbound 680 is closed until 6:00 a.m. this morning in the fremont area and southbound 880, the ramps for ongoing long-term renovation project closed until 6:00 this morning. kristen and eric? >> a former senator has admitted to fathering a debt -- secret child with the daughter of a colleague. pete d'montre says he has a 34-year-old son, a former lobbyist, and daughter of former nevada senator paul laxalt and kept it a secret for three decades. he says that he made the confession because someone else was about to reveal the secret. >> a poll finds undocumented
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immigrants should be deported according to reuters online survey, 30 percent say most should be deported, and 23 percent believe all undocumented immigrants should be deported. 31 percent on the other side say most should be allowed to stay and only 5 percent believe all illegal immigrants should be allowed to stay, and the results are consistent with other polls that suggest views on immigration have not changed since the mission debate was re-ignited in congress last month. >> coming up, a burger here, fries there, have size me, the surprising number of calories americans are getting from fast food. >> women could be accused of being more chatty than men, but is that true? the proof that shows we
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>> it is 4:52. a poll shows pope benedict is leaving the post on a positive note. a new washington post/abc news poll shows 76 percent of catholics view pope benedict favorably and only 14 percent rate the pontiff unfavorable. his popularity lags that of the predecessor who before his death in early 2005 was seen favorably by 87 percent of catholics. pope benedict is stepping down for health reasons. san francisco and san jose are being looked at by the olympic committee as possibly host cities for games with letters sent to the mayors of 35 cities. san francisco, san jose, and sacramento are among the cities. san francisco mayor and san jose leader say this would be an expensive effort and they have other priorities. former san francisco mayor tried to get the olympics for 2012 game but that effort fizzled.
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>> oscar nominee almost did not make it into the country. the palestinian filmmaker and his family were detained at lax by authorities who doubted the legitimacy of the story. the film "five broken cameras" is nominated for best documentary and say he was held an hour for questioning. academy lawyers finally intervened and he was eventually released. >> oscar producers revealing more details about sunday, with the post teaming up with actress for a special closing musical performance. it will happen right after the best picture award and producers say it will be a huge moment. coverage beginning at 2:00 p.m. with "on the red carpet" with the stars arriving at 4:00 with oscars red carpet live and the big show at 5:30 following the oscars we have a re-cap of the biggest moments and your path to all the after parties with otrc
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at the oscars and jimmy kimmel's oscar special at 10:00 and then abc7 news at 11 with our special app that has action stows a dozen cameras streaming video behind-the-scenes and from the red carpet. you can download our oscars app available for iphone, ipad, droid and the kindle fire. >> and the woman with big voice, but, seth is not bad. so he could be good on the academy awards. >> now, tahoe this morning, a little bit of snow falling at tahoe as we speak and this will continue through 10:00 and here is the radar from reno, the snow is moving across lake tahoe and headed down toward 50 and
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pulling away with a light dusting of snow. the only game in town across the entire state as we head in the afternoon and everything is falling apart, 41 at tahoe, with clouds and sunshine, and upper 50's to low 60's with clouds through the central valley and high clouds and sunshine and 65 in los angeles and 60 in san diego. safe travels. how about at home? >> not bad. we have a couple of lane closings at the bay bridge toll plaza until 5:00 a.m., and that is what this stack up is here. looking good into san francisco with bart and muni off to a great start but ace train one from stockton is running 18 to 20 minutes behind out of the chute so we will follow that. eastbound, road work in lanes until 5:30 and you are on and off at the on-ramp. >> good and bad news this morning in the fast food craze for america.
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a study reveals on an average adults in the united states get 11 percent of calories from fast food. other findings show young adults, blacks and obese people get more calories from fast food but 11 percent is higher than recommended that figure is still down from the 13 percent reported a few years ago. researchers suspect people could be underreporting their burgers and fries and shakes. >> research suggests had coming a biological women talk more than membership. a study from the university of maryland school of medicine shows women have higher levels of a certain protein in their brains that is called the language protein, and laboratory animals with high levels of this try to communicate through noises more often, and twice as often as other animals with lesser levels. previous research in humans discovered that women talk three times more than women. the study in the journal of neuroscience.
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>> vindicated by science! san francisco takes aim on new gun control legislation with a law considering to force gun vendors to do something they have not done before. >> the seats have to be redesigned for a computer
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> wake up. 5:00 on this thursday. we like your company. thanks for joining us.
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i am kristen sze. >> was that "wake up" aimed at me? >> now the weather. mike? >> we start with live doppler 7 hd. it is showing good news for the commute this morning. no wet weather. you are doing fine driving around with drier streets. >> the temperatures are up. mid-30's in fremont and napa and fremont at 36 but low-to-mid 40's around oakland and mountain view and concord and novato and santa rosa. as we head into the afternoon it will be a few more clouds than yesterday but temperatures are mild around 60 for the bay and low 60's inland and mid-50 and breezy conditions at the coast. sue? >> good morning, everyone, we have a live shot of the golden gate bridge with crews headed in the northbound direction to pick up the cones and open up the lanes for your morning commute with four southbound lanes. we have road work at the northern portion of the span to be picked up in